Table createCaption() Method - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Table


The createCaption() method creates an empty <caption> element and adds it to the table.

If a <caption> element already exists on the table, the createCaption() method returns the existing one.



Return Value:

The newly created or an existing) <caption> element

The following code shows how to Create a <caption> element with some text for a table:

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>
table, td {
    border: 1px solid black;
</style>/*  w  ww .j ava2 s .  co  m*/

<table id="myTable">
    <td>cell 1</td>
    <td>cell 2</td>
    <td>cell 3</td>
    <td>cell 4</td>

<button onclick="myFunction()">Test</button>

function myFunction() {
    var table = document.getElementById("myTable").createCaption();
    table.innerHTML = "<b>My table caption</b>";


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